“With a name like The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer, you might be forgiven for thinking that the Vancouver based duo is some sort of concept group based on a hypothetical love story between Captain Ahab and Lizzie Borden” (Chris Oke, Yukon News). In reality, Shawn ‘The Harpoonist’ Hall and Matthew ‘The Axe Murderer’ Rogers evoke much more than just grisly nautical imagery. Armed with an arsenal of harmonicas, a mess of foot percussion, and road worn Telecaster, the duo kick out raw and primal blues while infusing the genre with a jolt of renewed energy. Shawn Hall provides the rousing, rugged vocals an blues harmonica, while Matthew Rogers rips on the guitar and pounds the skins with his feet. Their music is unapologetic. It slaps you in the face and makes you sweat like it’s a sticky, summer night, it’s the blues played the way it was meant to be played.
Shuttles are available from Osoyoos and Penticton – $20 per person (must book in advance).